Conference presentations

Speaker at the International Conference on Conflict Mitigation, Dialogue, and Reconciliation in Syria, Lebanese-American University (LAU), Beirut, November 17-18): “Turkey in Syria: from party to the conflict to potential mediator?”

Speaker at the Salzburg Trilogue, Salzburg, August 2016: “Dealing with Neighbors: Fighting a Ring of Fire or Building a Ring of Friends?”

Speaker at the Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria (UNA-AUSTRIA), Vienna, March 2016: “The Middle East: current challenges and future prospects”

Speaker at the Lebanese American University (LAU), Beirut, February 2016 : “The government and politics of Turkey in the 20th and 21st centuries”

Speaker at the National University of Singapore, Middle East Institute, January 2016: “Turkey in the Middle East: from powerful to powerless, from strategic depth to strategic abyss?” . Video link:

Chair at INVESTCORP European Advisory Board, London, December 2015:  “The Middle East today: current challenges and future prospects”

Panel Speaker at Journées Internationales de Sciences Po Grenoble, « Les nouveaux enjeux pétroliers et gaziers, facteurs de recomposition stratégique en Méditerranée Orientale et au Moyen-Orient », Grenoble, November 2015: Presented a paper titled: Turkey as an energy hub for the European Gas Corridor.

Speaker at Institut de Recherches et d’Etudes sur le Moyen-Orient (IREMMO), Paris, France, March 2015: Presented a talk on Turkey’s energy relations. Video link:

Panel speaker at the « Mediterranean Studies Symposium », Nice University, France, November 2013: Presented a paper titled : « Strategic Depth between theory and practice : Turkey’s diplomacy in a new, post-Arab Spring Mediterranean ».

Public lecture at École de Gouvernance et d’Économie de Rabat, Morocco, December 2011: Presented a paper titled : « Comment la Turquie participe-t-elle à l’essor de la région MENA ? » [How does Turkey participate in the development of the MENA region ?]